All Blog Posts Tagged 'Connacht' (27)

Slán to Ireland: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 9

A quiet thread of melancholy hovered over me as I made my way to breakfast on the last morning of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 8, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Place To Call Home: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 7

I have discovered Heaven.

Another beautiful, sunny day on the…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 1, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

On Top of the World: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 6

A heat wave has hit Ireland this week, and I’ve managed to acquire a bit of a sunburn…and I’m having the time of my life!

Today I realized a long-held dream. I took a journey to…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 28, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Spiritual Journey: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 5

A scorcher in the Wild West of Ireland today, as the country enters a heat wave and I headed out upon a journey of spirituality and self-discovery.

Stony…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 27, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

From Romance to Reality: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 4

Another fabulous day in the Wild West of Ireland that brought out the romantic in me!

Our first stop was the “Quiet Man Bridge,” where John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara played out the…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 27, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

History and Old Hollywood: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 3

A lovely day for a cruise…and that’s exactly what we did!

We left our B&B early and drove through gently-rolling, sheep-dotted hills, while the clouds chased the sun and the sun chased back in a wind-blown game of “Catch me if you…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Finding History, Inspiration: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 2

The sun shone brightly on the second day of my Clare-Connemara-Galway tour.

We got an early start and headed to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, and it…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Adventure Begins: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 1

My Clare-Connemara-Galway tour started out with a bang, filled with history, fascinating details that only locals would know, and…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

On the Eve of an Adventure: Dispatches from The Wild West

I’m about to embark on a grand adventure, and I feel almost like one of my own romance novel heroines!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments


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Tory Island - The Secret Kingdom

Steeped in mythology and folklore, Tory Island stands roughly 9 miles off the coast of Donegal in the Wild Atlantic Way's north west. Arriving there by boat, you might be lucky enough to be met by the charismatic figure of Patsy Dan Rogers, the locally elected King of the island. …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 10, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

A ‘Wild West’ Tour -- Imprinted in the Heart

You won’t forget your first time.”

We’ve incorporated that aphorism in our ongoing travel initiative and contest, titled “The ‘Wild West’ of Ireland,” now in Day 12 of 25. According to one recent visitor to the ‘Wild West,’…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 27, 2015 at 5:23pm — No Comments


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Ireland's Timeless Connemara Marble -- Special Offer for Members

The region of Connemara is the very edge of Europe on the west coast of Ireland, spanning the majestic Twelve Bens mountains, embracing lakes and pre-historic bogs, bounded on the west, south and north by the Atlantic Ocean. This beautiful region is the essence of Ireland, with unspoilt and ever changing invigorating…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on July 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Message From The Wild West: Time Is Running Out!

Tell us why YOU want to experience the ‘Wild West’ of Ireland, and you might win a free 9-day trip there, courtesy of Wild West Irish Tours and WOW Air. Get the details!…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 3, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Siege of Parke's Castle in the Wild West of Ireland

When visiting the West of Ireland, consider making time to explore County Leitrim.  This lesser-known gem is the homeland of my ancestors, and I first traveled there in 2008.  In…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on June 1, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ireland's Surprising Wild West, Where Eagles Soar

There are many surprises to be found in Ireland's "Wild West," and one for me that was completely unexpected was to see eagles and other birds of prey flying above the countryside in County Sligo.

I…

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Added by Michael Quane on May 28, 2015 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

County Sligo - A Place in Time

County Sligo (from the Irish Sligeach, meaning "a shelly place")  has a long history. First that can be recalled is the existence of middens along the coastline by Balisodare Bay (noted as the place that inspired William Butler Yeats's poem 'Down by the Sally Gardens' where he heard an old woman sing the opening lines).

The Culleenamore Middens are part of the earliest…

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Added by Trek Ireland on May 27, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Your 'Wild West' of Ireland Is ThisClose ... WOW!

Would you like to bring a pal to the 'Wild West' of Ireland for free? Read on!

We at TheWildGeese.Irish, along with partners Wild West Irish Tours, WOW…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — 11 Comments

The Recovery of the Tain

In days long gone, at a time that is long past, Guaire, the King of Connacht, hosted a huge gathering of poets.  The King was famed for…

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Added by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on May 1, 2015 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Tracing the Irish at War: From Stono Ferry to New Orleans: Part 2

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That summer of 1781, a French…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on April 2, 2015 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

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